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i. stray or suspends its airstrikes alongside the u.s. led coalition in syria as tensions grow between washington and moscow over the us downing of a syrian jet. after local speak exclusively to our t. about the horizontal folding in the north of the country as a new islamic state cell takes root there plus. the pressure builds on u.k. prime minister to resign after a fourth terror attack strikes the country in just three months.
very good afternoon for me kevin and we just turned mid day or mosque this choose day the twentieth of june as breaking news to tell you about start with strayer suspended its air strikes as part of the u.s. led coalition effort in syria militarize row between russia and washington let's talk to you about this in the studio. really came through in about an hour ago an hour and a half ago what is truly is said it was going to do give us about robin tell us what's happening take us through it kevin i just in the statement released by the royal australian air force looks like the reason why australian had decided to halt the airstrikes in syria is because they no longer feel that the situation there is safe take a listen to exactly what the statement said as a precautionary measure australian defense force strike operations into syria have temporarily ceased a decision on the resumption of a.d.f. air operations in syria will be made into course. well the reason why they view the situation there is not save it's because this agreement that the u.s. and russia signed back in october twenty fifteen an agreement that ensures there
will be no collisions or dangerous incidents in the airspace over syria while that agreement has been halted russia has announced yesterday to stop cooperating with the u.s. military in syrian airspace and this would mean that for now there would be no regulation in place to make sure that the air forces from both sides from the u.s. is led coalition side and russia from hitting each other and this all of this of course comes after the u.s. now shut down the syrian government on sunday and because of that russia said that they would treat any u.s. led coalition aircraft flying over the west of the euphrates river as potential targets here's exactly what the russian military said. any aircraft belonging to the u.s. led coalition detected in the skies west of the euphrates river with the russian air forces operating will be tracked as targets by russian air defense systems russia also made it very clear that no u.s. led coalition would airplane would be automatically shot down the everything will
be decided on a case by case basis that they will only take action if the coalition aircraft pose a threat to russian planes but bear in mind that this is not the first time the u.s. has attacked probably syrian government forces in fact there has been four attacks over the past three months and their actions have certainly raised concerns with the u.n. here's what they said. it does bring up broadly or deep concern of the risk of possible miscalculation and escalation in the conflict in syria so essentially what we're seeing here is a potential fall out between u.s. led coalition partners with australia now halting airstrikes and clearly show that some his allies may feel threatened are not safe because in u.s. actions you know it will things they are going to comment on this afternoon as well thanks for now well that's a look at how the u.s. presence in syria's evolved under the pretext of fighting islamic state the time line coming up u.s.
led coalition air strikes began in september twenty fourth without the permission of the syrian government and at the end the twenty fifth the washington officially began sending special forces into syria to help the so-called moderate opposition so it started again without permission from damascus or may go twenty sixteen throughout the year u.s. troops were spotted across syria with washington reluctant to say did set up bases there september twenty sixth in the u.s. led coalition bombed a syrian military base for the first time of the officials admitted it was only intentional then in april of this year washington launched dozens of cruise missiles at the syrian airbase after blaming damascus from alleged chemical. that was followed by the coalition bombing of syrian pro-government forces on three occasions after accusing them of violating so-called de confliction zones then just earlier this month the u.s. deployed advanced missile launches to a base run by its commandos washington's top military commander was pod pressed to
explain the legal grounds for shooting down this government jet in this latest attack his response fell rather flat here it is. there and have a legal justification in new york through zation use military force we are prosecuting a campaign against isis and in syria general dunford is referring to the authorization for the use of military force that was perhaps two thousand and one after nine eleven that was related to al qaeda in afghanistan so now he's trying to pretend that this somehow justifies attacking syrian ground forces and syrian air force inside syria so what we've got going on is a clear violation of international law it's illegal to fund a proxy army attacking a sovereign state it's illegal to fly over a state without authorization and it's obvious act of war and aggression to go into another country and shoot the army ants and shoot down the air force of these sort
of unsteady. let's discuss a stray strike suspension with gemma wacky professor of history news national relations at the lebanese university in beirut hi thanks for your time today sir first off do you think washington's actions in syria putting its coalition partners that risk strenuously think so. well i believe so because the united states is pushing hard now to not to lose ground in syria especially that the syrian forces are expanding their control over the city and territory and they were. also able to reach the border with iraq which struck to the american plan to drive a wedge between iraq and syria so that this explains why the americans so themselves are forced to get implicate to directly into conflict going on in syria proxies couldn't. stop the advance of the syrian army and this is what makes for
example the australians and other. coalition members. feel afraid because i believe that they might. see themselves as targets for the russian forces stationed in syria. and they they might feel a potential let's say that their jets might be downed by the russian forces. especially that the russian has declared the suspension of its agreement. of course the movement of forces with the americans over to syria and the u.s. is loge several it strikes in syria recently but this is the first time he's taken out a government jet has washington crossed a line you think here which is war has gone astray or some weren't. well i believe that the americans have targeted directly the syrians which might engender
a conflict between syrian forces and american forces and. in this case the russians would. see themselves forced to get into the conflict which might escalate into a regional and maybe international conflict so that's why the russians were so for in that a message to the americans and this is the seriousness of the russian message was felt by the most trillions who feel that they could be victims of a collateral like collateral victims of probable clash between the russians and the americans over syria should we expect to could we expect more coalition members not to pull and suspend their as strikes as well following in the in the heels of australia here or not you think. well this might be
a possibility but i also fear. and escalation by the united states because the united states is losing ground in syria and this is failing all its strategy in the region which was trying to impose and you would your political map and this region that could secure the loyalty of the middle east. to the united states it could ensure that the influence of the united states of this strategic region would be. for the for the next century and this is part of american grand strategy to block your asia mainly russia iran and china from having access to these made today and so i do i believe that the americans might escalate the situation in syria which might drive also other coalition members either to reconsider their position in this coalition or be. drawn into the
conflict by the united states itself so we need to wait and see the development of events jumma function time to turn your thoughts similar came professor of international relations joining us there from the lebanese university beirut. well as the war rages across syria civilians are desperately fleeing the conflict we caught up next and we're going to show you next the story of one man who gave up everything to escape rock where the u.s. led coalition is battling to liberate the city of muslim mixtape is his story. the. coalition planes struck the district of dario i was with my daughter at the time and just like that she perished after just last week i lost my leg more often than not the u.s. planes hit civilians a lot of the geisel. is
most of the civilians who die in diarrhea districts are directly culturally university market hospitals all these buildings have suffered from coalition bombs has no place is safe. to disclose his next hero a new islamic state leaders emerge in northern afghanistan after is reported release from the notorious background prison in twenty six states as is the as the son of an uzbek jihadi leader and his rise to power has seen him fight off other terrorist groups in the region and force locals to convert to i still what is more guys the of picks up the story from afghanistan. beyond this desert and those mountains lays islamic states newest caliph it the realm of warlord
as azula starts himself as a warrior of god others call him a heretic cruel and heartless. he has murdered so many and besieged even more there is no end to his killing i lost twenty five members of my family they could people's heads off their legs arms and fingers some victims i couldn't recognize because of what they did to their faces i lost my son everyone lost their sons head moment ammerman he is the most evil man in the world it is because of him that was tough he in poverty he brought his terrorists home homes and murdered everyone as azula is a second generation warlord jihad just like his father dangerous and vicious fanatical until recently he was incarcerated in baghran prison then came his unexpected and unexplained release. he's an international
terrorist it was american soldiers who released him from bagram for whatever reason they let him go and now he has come for our lines which doesn't make immediate sense bag graham is officially run by the afghan government by graham is owned by the americans the afghan government doesn't have the capability to run it it was the americans who released as if they want to they could catch him very quickly but they don't and i can't tell you why as izumi are fed on the chaos and corruption in afghanistan in his rise in me a month she amassed hundreds of fighters an arsenal of weaponry and handedly defeated both the afghan army and the taliban converting his ass. enemies to his own cause and it wasn't faith that did it. he's the richest man i know he has support from abroad in soo much money he pays his fighters almost
a thousand dollars that's why so many join him for reference that's about five times more than afghan soldiers are paid attempting some refugees say corrupt afghan army troops sell as is the weapons he needs them and foreign sponsors many chose to resist some did so by running away risking starvation rather than leave and as a radical rule others resisted with arms. is a militia leader he has organized locals into a small force to resist as azula the government the us they don't help we finance ourselves by selling our houses and lands to buy weapons and ammunition all the locals and the fighters we've spoken to say the same thing the afghan army sits
idle selling weapons to the united states it's marines jets and coalition allies and nowhere to be seen leaving warlord as is and challenge to or i guess the of. northern afghanistan we reached out to the pentagon for comment to per does as it was released from prison i can tell you of those four still we've not heard anything back and when we do we'll tell you but we did hear from the afghan defense ministry. let me call me oh. no. oh no oh. off the break we look at the challenges of face you can promise to tory's a nice facing many of the moment as the country comes to terms with yet another
muslim worshippers in london is adding to the pressure the prime minister to resign may head government right now facing accusations that its security failures were what played a role in the terror acts in the capital and also pretty much a step in this latest incident yesterday to finsbury park mosque van drove into a crowd of pedestrians after ramadan prezza just finished. a look next at how britain has found itself seemingly more vulnerable to extremism. god. the method blunkett's and now painfully
familiar and the echo moving down innocent pedestrian this. country woke to news of another terrorist attack. on the streets of our capital city. this was an attack almost claims their place of worship god you're right it was police declared it a terrorist incident within eight minutes this was. quite clearly an attack on muslims the u.k.'s prime minister has had to denounce a fourth act of terrorism on british soil in just three months terrorism extremism and hate treat take many forms that has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years including islamophobia islamophobia has been rise and
the since the westminster manchester and london bridge attacks which were committed by islamic extremists the mare of london city khan has acknowledged that violent extremism can now come from anywhere terrorists so much credit for other means other than islamist motivation perverse the slowest motivation the kurdish the police recognize this is a challenge a they face just hours after the x. hack a mosque in east london received a bomb threat and had to be evacuated authorities have now increased security around all places of worship but that hasn't allayed everyone's fares the important thing to know is that this is a very very different types of things we've had before this was specifically targeted towards a minority community and the key thing to say here is that in the past we've had things. about dividing lines between community how you have to separate you know this the british society and this muslim society and how this somehow the dividing line what this attack reminds us is that the only dividing line they exist is those
who believe in justice freedom and peace and community cohesion and those who don't there are huge community tensions in this country the british muslim community have quite rightly emphasized that over time there have been rises in the number of attacks on our community islamophobia kids x. what needs to be a socio economic changes to our society and clearly political leadership but happened here in finsbury park has shown yet again how sadly the bluntest of tools like cars and vans can be when in the hands of those wishing to commit violent acts of terror figuring out how to prevent such attacks is now a major challenge it's a reason mase government. r.t. and london. international affairs expert john said the lady spoke to us he says the
terror threat is growing at an alarming rate. we're seeing potentially the beginning of a second summer of terror europe experienced this last year with a doubling of terror attacks over twenty fifteen and right now according to your own poll the rate of terror attacks in europe is increasing over last year's rate and there's a terrorist attempt in europe mostly in the u.k. and france right now about every nine days the first responsibility of any government is to provide for the safety of its citizens and that is both internally and against external threats. the number of people dead or presumed dead after the grenfell blaze in west london has now risen to seventy nine my two pilots and police say that number could rise still further two so far only five of the victims have been identified to the public but it's thought it won't be possible to identify everyone who perished in the video you see here was leave from inside the charred building it's from a flat i must say where police have accounted for everyone who lived but you could
see the state of the place reduced to rubble in ash is that fire broke out early last wednesday morning in swiftly engulfed the twenty four story residential block . was froze the u.k. prime minister three's a maze response goes to the tragedy it's been heavily criticised in huge protests in the capital have been calling for her to step down one aspect this particular angered the british public was may's u. turn on where the survivors would be really home and every single family will be re housed in the local area we are committed to ensuring that people are really housed as far as possible within the bara or in neighboring barras some people may actually want to go to another part of london where trees amaze older the further inquiry into the tragedy and pledged five million pounds to help victims but the u.k.'s labor party leader says that some is clearly not enough jeremy corbin's also suggested nearby vacant homes should be opened up to the survivors. there are a large number of deliberately kept vacant flats and properties all over london
it's called land banking people with a lot of money buy a house fire flak keep it you would seize it forever or just just take it for as long as they needed complete i just look at them economically apply it compulsory purchase it requisition it there's a lot of things you can do the tragic fires dealt another blow to reason most popularity than following a snap election setback in which he failed to win a majority in parliament so you can see the ratings have suffered a severe drop since last december according now to post to you gov more than half of brits are unhappy with may as leader the c.e.o. of a grassroots charity organization u.k. we spoke to de believes the prime minister is too distant from the ordinary people in britain these days. with each event that has unfolded since they referenced the bridge attack she is showing herself to be further. away from her people who she is the governor she is disjointed and displaced she may be
a good governor on a political speech or political sphere but she's not the people's voice she doesn't have the people's hearts and the people's will. when she makes her decisions and her plan. artie's obtained video of the alleged aftermath of a saudi led coalition strike in yemen which killed up to twenty five people at a market on saturday you may find some of the pictures coming appear upsetting mostly local reports suggest that the airstrike was comprised of two raids the first hit civilians whereas the second then targeted the paramedics are just a ride to the scene treat the injured the tactic is what's known as a double tap with a second strike hitting those reacting to the first and saudi arabia has reportedly used this kind of tactic before to. use was a funeral for one man in samarra and now it has turned into
a funeral for hundreds of their minions. just a lot. back in october last year the deadliest so-called double tap strike in yemen hit a funeral in a sand it was immediately condemned by the un and the organization then warned it was violating its coalition's obligations saudi arabia says it carried out an investigation into the incident and said that it happened after they'd received incorrect information from yemen's military former u.s. diplomat believes the kingdom feels like it can go unpunished for whatever it does . we've got. areas of yemen on the verge of starvation the
possibility of the outbreak of cholera this is a war basically targeting the yemeni people inflicting great damage carnage on the people in yemen and how much how much we've seen really at all in the western media about this and meanwhile the united states britain and other countries keep supporting the saudis with weapons with logistic with political support they pretend that they're fighting terrorism there it's it's it's really it's really despicable prince mohammad who feels that he has such a backing from washington he can engage in all sorts of risky and adventurous behavior and it's not going to come back to bite him and i think that if he keeps up this way it's going to end up above all destabilizing saudi arabia and speak with us up next not international blue bus lindsey see you give me a fresh take on all the latest mainstream media's money and lines.
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